Yep, place a check mark beside another completed project. This is a shawl created for a person who uses a wheelchair....just something to tuck around the shoulders for additional warmth and (theoretically at least) it's supposed to stay in place...
- Some of us have an old glass coffee pot lurking about in a cupboard somewhere and perhaps using it to make one of THESE might be fun?
- If you, or someone you know, is into decorating for Halloween, making one (or more) of THESE might be on your list.
-THIS is cute for fall.
- If you have an old dresser perhaps some of THESE revamping ideas will catch your eye.
Today's quote is from Robert Holden..."Beware of destination addition, a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are"
That's a good quotation about living in the moment, wanting what you have.ReplyDelete
My experience of taking care of someone who used a wheelchair is also that anything to keep the back of the legs warm is great. I used to upcycle wool sweater sleeves for leg warmers. Very well received. His doctor passed on the idea to other patients, too.
Good idea re the sweater sleeves! I don't think my friend would go for that look though - she's always been a fashionista and very fussy about what she wears. I'd like to make her a fleece blanket for around her legs but finding the appropriate fabric is in question.Delete
They're worn under the blanket. Because blankets don't cover the back of the legs without drafts.Delete
Ah - okay, I hadn't thought of that. Still not sure she would be willing though.Delete
Happingess is where I am in life, but I'm happier when I'm physically with my grandsons. Such a thoughtful gift for your friend.ReplyDelete
I think we prize happiness far more now than we probably ever did. The moments we have with family are so precious.Delete
The shawl looks so pretty. Would a button or two hold the shawl in place? A good selection of links. The coffee pot looks fantastic. I agree with the quote.ReplyDelete
I've test fitted the shawl and I think it will stay in place quite nicely especially when she's remaining seated in her chair. Hopefully anyway.Delete
This is definitely one of the times I wish I knew how to crochet. Oh, my, heart. I love those Acorn hot pads.ReplyDelete
This is a very simple pattern so perhaps you could find someone to teach you? I learned from books so I'm sure there are good instructional videos online too.Delete
My mother used to say that the only things we can take with us when we leave this world are the things we have given away. You are going to have a heavy load for sure! The scarf looks perfect to me… so pretty!ReplyDelete
Oh oh - I goofed when I called it a scarf - it's actually a shawl (must correct that!). I love to create things but once they're complete I'm more than happy to get rid of them. It's very rare that I keep anything for myself.Delete
Oh my, the quote is perfect!ReplyDelete
I thought it was a good one!Delete
Lovely shawl Mary Anne I hope you don't decide you have to make it again! I loved the coffee pot terrarium what a great idea! Christine xxReplyDelete
I'm happy with the shawl pattern, but the yarn not so much. To me it feels rather stiff and not cuddly as I had hoped. I love the terrarium idea too - would look really cute in a kitchen I think.Delete
It sure turned out pretty! Someone will love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I hope someone likes it too.Delete